Kuwait seeks PAC-3s

July 30, 2012 at 2:54 PM

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Kuwait is seeking to procure Patriot Advanced Capability missiles from the United States through the Foreign Military Sales program.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reported to Congress that the package requested includes 60 PAC-3 missiles; four Patriot radars; four Patriot engagement control stations, 20 launching Stations, two information coordination centrals; and 10 electric power plants.

Also part of the deal would be communication and power equipment, personnel training and training equipment, spare and repair parts, facility design and construction, publications and technical documentation.

"Kuwait will use the PAC-3 missiles and equipment to improve its missile defense capability, strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats," the agency said.

"The proposed sale of PAC-3 missiles and equipment will enhance Kuwait's interoperability with the U.S. and its allies, making it a more valuable partner in an increasingly important area of the world."

The sale would be worth about $4.2 billion.

Raytheon Corp. and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control would be prime contractors.

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